Notices

Outdoor Elements Club Trip 2019

The photos taken of the club trip to Outdoor Elements are now available to browse

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Annual General Meeting

This years Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 9th October at the Crown Hotel. The meeting will start at 7:30pm and food refreshments will be provided. If you require a drink, you can purchase one at the bar, but please give yourself time to order before the meeting starts.

All fully paid up members of the Club may attend this meeting but only members who have reached their 18th birthday shall be entitled to be heard and vote on all matters (members who have not reached their 18th birthday shall be entitled to be heard and vote only on matters concerning juniors, such as election of club captains).

Any matters for the meeting must be submitted in writing to the Secretary no later than Wednesday, 2nd October.
We need more parents to join the Committee to help with the running of the Club. All that we ask of you is to be available at 8pm for the first Wednesday of a month upto 8 or 9 times a year. The Committee meetings are held at the Crown Hotel and last for about an hour. Also Committee members are elligible for reduced membership fees.

Sponsored Swim

On Monday, 7th and Thursday, 10th October we will be holding a sponsored swim with proceeds going to The Samaritans of Pendle, Burnley, Craven and Rosendale.
The Monday swim will be only using a single lane from 7:30pm whilst on the Thursday the entire pool will be used and as a result there will be no lessons on this night.

Swimmers to complete as many lengths in 25 minutes and can be sponsored per length or a total amount. There will be four sessions on the night commencing at 7.00p.m. Swimmers will also be required to wear different coloured hats (provided) to assist in the counting of lengths.

For the older swimmers there will be the swim as many lengths in one hour challenge. Intention to this must be submitted before the event starts.

You can download a sponsor form here.

Poolside Helpers and Teachers Required

We are currently running on minimum staffing levels on the poolside, as a result we would like people to volunteer and help with the teaching of the children.

Anyone who is interested, then please contact a member of the Committee on a Club night.

If anyone knows someone who has teaching qualifications, who you think could help, then please ask them to contact the Club's Secretary for more details.

Directions Page

There is a Directions page which list all the pools that we visit, plus a few others. The directions are from the Pendle Leisure Centre using a link to Google Maps. Postcodes for the various pools have now been added.

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Lane Assignments

The current lane assignments for Monday and Thursday night are:

Monday Night Lanes
Thursday Night Lanes
Small Pool Classes

Lanes last updated: 24th March 2019

Headlines

Friendly League

It was a close contest between Colne and Burnley Bobcats in the home fixture at Pendle Leisure Centre, but it was Burnley that prevailed to win by a meer 3 points, despite a strong comeback by Colne towards the end of the contest.

9th September: Colne lose a close contest at home to Burnley.

20th May: Colne win a close contest away against Accrington.

27th March: Colne just beat Burnley in a close contest at Padiham.

11th March: Colne win a close contest at home to Accrington.

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Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for June

There were a total of 25 boys and 31 girls who participated in the Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for June

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Of all the swimmers who swam there were 24 who qualified for the Most Improved Swimmer award with 13 boys and 11 girls. The three boys in contention for the award are Ryan Burnett, Niall Metcalfe and Kian Noon, and the three girls are Holly Bleasdale, Eleena Hooper and Martha Lister. The winners will received their trophies on Thursday, 4th July.

British Masters Championships 2019

The Championships were held at the Welsh National Pool in Swansea, and Club Chairman and Masters swimmer Philip Croxall was competing in the 50 to 54 years age group.

He finished 12th in the 100m Freestyle in 1:07.19 and followed that up with a 2nd place in the 200m Breaststroke in 3:12.08.

On Day 2 he finished 5th in the 100m Breaststroke in 1:24.41 and was DQ'd in the 200m Individual Medley

On the final day of competition he finished 4th in the 400m Freestyle in a time of 5:12.40

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Scottish Masters Championships 2019

The Scottish Masters Championships (25m) 2019 took place in the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh on Friday, 19th and Saturday, 20th April. Philip Croxall (50-54) finished 1st in the 200m Breaststroke, 2nd in the 400m Freestyle, 3rd in the 200m Individual Medley, 200m Freestyle and 50m Breaststroke, and was 4th in 200m Backstroke, 100m Individual Medley and 50m Freestyle.

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Swim England North West Region Masters Championships 2019

The Masters Championships for the Swim England North West Region were held at the Palatine Leisure Centre, Blackpool on Saturday, 23rd February. There were just two members of the Colne ASC Masters Team in attendance.

Swimming in the 50 to 54 years age group for the first time, Club Chairman Philip Croxall finished 1st in the 100m Backstroke, 2nd in the 100m Breaststroke and the 50m Breaststroke, 3rd in the 100m Butterfly, 4th in the 100m Individual Medley, the 50m Backstroke and the 100m Freestyle, 5th in the 50m Freestyle, and 6th in the 50m Butterfly

Swimming in the 70 to 74 years age group was Tony Catterall who finished 1st in the 200m Individual Medley, and 2nd in the 100m Individual Medley, the 50m Backstroke, the 100m Breaststroke, the 400m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke and the 200m Breaststroke events.

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Friendly League AGM

It was announced that Colne ASC had won the 2018 Friendly League season.

The format of the league has been changed again. The 16 years and under age group has been dropped, the 12 and under age group has now become the 13 years and under, and the 14 years and under age group has now become the 15 years and under.

The first fixture of the new season will take place on Monday, 11th March when we take on Accrington at the Pendle Leisure Centre.

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Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for January

There were a total of 19 boys and 34 girls who participated in the Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for January

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Of all the swimmers who swam there was only one boy and one girl who qualified for the Most Improved Swimmer award. They were Thomas Holgate with a 3.13% improvement and Isabella Taylor with a 3.05% improvement.

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Annual Presentation

It was a cold, dark, wet and windynight on Saturday, 15th December as Colne ASC held their Annual Presentation and Disco at the Nelson Cricket Club.

The special awards of the Bramhill Memorial Trophy and the John Dobbin Memorial Trophy were to be presented to Declan Higginbottom and Gracie Adamson respectively.

The winners from the Championship Gala were then presented their trophies, including a special word from June Foulkes regarding the Laura Foulkes Memorial Trophy.

The trophies for the age group winners from the Christmas Sprint Gala were then presented and this included the winners from the Ladies and Gents Parent and Child Relays. There was only a solitary record broken, and that was by Eleanor Fuggle in the 15 year old girls 25m Freestyle. She set a new mark of 13.69 to beat the old record of 14.28 set by Charlotte Beech back in 2009.

This was followed by presentation of the Betty Petty Style Trophy. This year the girls winner was Saskia Daly and the boys was Ben Middleton.

Finally at the end the winner of the Spot-On competition was named, with Kian Noon in 3rd winning £5, Charlotte Leigh in second with £10, and the winner who received £20 was Eleanor Fuggle, who got within 0.06 of a second of her time. She submitted 31.25 and did 31.31.

Then the Two Alberts Trophy for Services to the Club was to be presented to Cara Taylor.

Finally all the trophy winners and medalists gathered for a group photo before the buffet was opened. Then the DJ got the party started.

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Christmas Sprint Gala 2018

There were two individual and one relay record broken over the course of the evening, with Eleanor Fuggle setting new record times in the 16 years and over 25m Backstroke (16.28) and 25m Butterfly (15.06) events. There was also a new record for the Ladies Parent and Child race, with George Collins and his mum Jackie set a new mark of 36.66.

The age group winners were for the boys: Sam Sharp (6), Luke Chew (7), Daniel Warner (9), Jack Middleton (10), Eesa Hussain (11), Kian Noon (12), Jack Nevison (13) and Philip Croxall (16+).

The girls winners were: Zoe Blackadder (5), Isla Bracewell (7), Lily Hutchinson (8), Dominica Taylor (9), Ermita Balnyte (10), Isabelle Taylor (11), Emily Fenwick (12), Caitlin Harper and Eden Hughes (13), Saskia Daly and Mia Dodman (14) and Eleanor Fuggle (16+).

The winners of the Parent and Child races were Oliver Jackson and his Grandad Mark and George Collins and his mum Jackie.

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Championship Gala Part Two

There were no records broken over the course of the evening.

There were 15 winners of the 24 trophies on offer with Jack Nevison winning five of them. Charlotte Leigh and Lewis Fenwick both won three trophies, with Matilda Critchley winning two.

Winning a single trophy were Amelia Redfearn, Caitlin Harper, Charlie Pomfret, Eden Hughes, Eleanor Fuggle, Ermita Balnyte, George Collins, Jack Middleton, Luke Chew, Mia Dodman and Saskia Daly.

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Championship Gala Part One

There was a single record broken over the course of the evening as Charlotte Leigh took almost 4 seconds of the old time for the Girls SC Taylor Shield 11 years and over 100m Breaststroke.

There were 13 separate winners across the 24 events with Jack Nevison winning the most with four, with Jack Middleton just behind with three trophy wins. There were six swimmers winning two trophies apiece, namely, Caitlin Harper, Charlotte Leigh, Eleanor Fuggle, Ermita Balnyte, James Henderson and Ruairi Sweeney. The remaining winners were Alicia Higginbottom, Amelia Redfearn, Kian Noon, Lily Hutchinson and Saskia Daly.

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Betty Petty Style Competition

There were a total of 34 children (17 boys and 17 girls) competing in the Betty Petty Style Competition. They were judged over two lengths their start, stroke, turn and finish for backstroke, breaststroke and frontcrawl.

The results for the 34 swimmers will be announced at the Annual Presentation on Saturday, 15th December at the Nelson Cricket Club.",

Swim England National Masters Championships 2018

Masters swimmer and Club Chairman, Philip Croxall was competing in the 45 to 49 years age group for the last time.

He finished all five of his events with a season's best as he finished 12th in the 200m Individual Medley, 15th in the 100m Individual Medley, 7th in the 200m Freestyle, 8th in the 200m Breaststroke and 14th in the 100m Breaststroke.

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Friendly League

It was a close contest between Burnley Bobcats and Colne in the home fixture at Pendle Leisure Centre, before Colne won 16 of the final 21 races.

8th October: Darwen cancelled the gala due to being unable to raise a team.

27th September: Colne win by 11 against Burnley Bobcats after being level at half way.

13th September: Colne win by 7 points after close contest against Great Harwood.

27th June: Colne win by 2 points away against Burnley Bobcats.

21st May: Colne win convincingly away at Darwen.

30th April: Colne win comfortably away at Accrington.

16th April: Colne lose away to Great Harwood Otters.

12th March: Colne win big at home to Accrington.

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Swim England North East Region Masters Championships 2018

On Sunday, 23rd September, two members of the Colne ASC Masters team travelled to the Hydro pool in Harrogate.

Tony Catterall (70-74) finished 1st in 50m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley, 200m Breaststroke, 400m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 100m Individual Medley and 100m Freestyle, and 2nd in the 200m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke and 50m Backstroke.

Philip Croxall (45-49) finished 1st in the 200m Breaststroke and 100m Individual Medley, and 2nd in the 200m Freestyle and 400m Freestyle.

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Rotherham Metro September A/B Graded Meet 2018

On Saturday, 22nd September, two girls from Colne ASC travelled to the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.

Swimming in the 14 year old age group was Mia Dodman who finished with four B Graded times with 2nd in the 200m Freestyle, 8th in the 50m Butterfly, 6th in the 50m Freestyle and 6th in the 50m Backstroke.

Swimming in the 13 year age group was Saskia Daly, who finished with two A Grade times with 8th in the 50m Freestyle and 9th in the 100m Freestyle. She had a further three B Graded times with 1st in the 50m Butterfly, 7th in the 50m Backstroke and 4th in the 50m Breaststroke.

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Lancashire County Masters Championships

Two members of the Colne ASC Masters team travelled to the Palatine Leisure Centre in Blackpool to take part in the Lancashire County Masters Championships 2018.

Philip Croxall swimming the 45 to 49 years age group won all his events as he competed in the 200m Freestyle, 200m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley.

Tony Catterall swimming in the 70 to 74 years age group also won all of his events as completed in the 100m Individual Medley, 50m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, 800m Freestyle, 200m Breaststroke, 100m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley.

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Cheshire County 2018 Sprint and 400m Freestyle & IM Championships

On the afternoon of Saturday, 14th July, one member of the Colne ASC Masters team travelled to the Grand Central Pool in Stockport for the Cheshire County Masters Sprint & 400m Freestyle & IM Championships 2018.

Philip Croxall competing in the 45 to 49 years age group finished 3rd in the 50m Backstroke, the 100m Individual Medley, the 50m Butterfly and the 50m Freestyle, and was 5th in the 50m Breaststroke.

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Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for June 2018

There was a low turn out of swimmers for the January Age Group Gala with 18 boys and 19 girls participating. Half of the swimmers managed to do all four strokes, which makes them eligible for the January age groups most improved swimmer.

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The Most Improved Swimmers for June are Niall Metcalfe (15.44%) and Amelia Redfern (10.09%).
Their awards will be presented week beginning Monday, 2nd July.

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Friendly League

It was a close contest between Burnley Bobcats and Colne in the away fixture at Padiham Leisure Centre, with Colne just winning.

27th June: Colne win by 2 points away against Burnley Bobcats

21st May: Colne win convincingly away at Darwen

30th April: Colne win comfortably away at Accrington.

16th April: Colne lose away to Great Harwood Otters.

12th March: Colne win big at home to Accrington.

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Inter-Association Gala

Colne had a single representative in the North Lancs team at the Inter-Association Gala held at the Palatine Leisure Centre in Blackpool. Charlotte Leigh was swimming in 14 years age group in both the 100m and 200m Breaststroke events.

Charlotte finished 6th in the 200m Breaststroke in 2:55.76 and 6th in the 100m Breaststroke in 1:21.16.

The North Lancs finished in 3rd place with 1301.5 points behind winners Liverpool and District on 1558 points and Manchester and District on 1364.5 points. Cumbria finished in 4th place with 1059 points.

Yorkshire Masters Championships 2018

On Saturday, 12th May, the Yorkshire Swimming Association's Masters and Senior Age Groups Championships 2018 were held at the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds.

There was a solitary representative from the Colne ASC Masters Team taking part. Philip Croxall was swimming in the 45 to 49 years age group and was taking part in his first competition since the World Masters Championships held back in August 2017.

Philip finished 1st in 100m Butterfly, 2nd in 100m Backstroke and 100m Breaststroke, and was 4th in 100m Freestyle.

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Club Captains

Before the start of the first Friendly League Fixture of the season, the Club Captains were presented with their t-shirts.

The Senior Captains for 2018 are Lewis Fenwick and Eleanor Fuggle.

The Junior Captains for 2018 are Kian Noon and Emily Fenwick.

Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for January 2018

There was a healthy turn out of swimmers for the January Age Group Gala with 26 boys and 26 girls participating. The majority of the swimmers managed to do all four strokes, which makes them eligible for the June age groups.

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The Most Improved Swimmers for January are Daniel Warner (19.65%) and Sapphire Allko (9.40%).
Their awards will be presented week beginning Monday, 5th February.

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Rotherham Metro January A/B Graded Meet 2018

There were three members of Colne ASC competing in the Rotherham Metro ASC January A/B Graded Meet 2018 at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield.

Amelia Redfern competing in the 9 years age group finished with a best of 7th in the 50m Butterfly which equated to B Grade of 4th place.

Saskia Daly competing in the 13 years age group finished with a best of an A Graded 5th in both the 50m and 100m Freestyle events.

Mia Dodman also competing in the 13 years age group finished with a best of an A Graded 6th in the 200m Freestyle.

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Harrogate DSC Janus A/B Graded Meet 2018

On the first weekend of the year, three swimmers from Colne ASC travelled to Harrogate for the Harrogate District Swimming Clubs’ Janus A/B Graded Meet 2018.

Amelia Redfern swimming in the 9 years age group in her first age group competition finished with a best of 3rd in the B Graded 50m Freestyle.

Saskia Daly swimming in the 13 years age group finished with a best result of 3rd in the A Graded 50m Freestyle.

Mia Dodman swimming in the 13 years age group finished with a best result of 5th in the A Graded 50m Butterfly and a 1st in the B Graded 100m Freestyle.

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Session Status

Saturday 21st SeptemberLarge Pool08:00 09:00Masters SessionNormal
Sunday 22nd SeptemberLarge Pool08:00 09:00Masters SessionNormal
Monday 23rd SeptemberLarge Pool18:50 21:00Main Club SessionNormal
Thursday 26th SeptemberSmall Pool18:15 19:15LearnersNormal
Thursday 26th SeptemberLarge Pool18:50 21:00Main Club SessionLeague FixtureGreat Harwood
warm-up 7:00pm
Saturday 28th SeptemberLarge Pool08:00 09:00Masters SessionNormal
Sunday 29th SeptemberLarge Pool08:00 09:00Masters SessionNormal
Monday 30th SeptemberLarge Pool18:50 21:00Main Club SessionNormal

List of Club Sessions


Coming Soon

For a full list of events view the diary

Thursday, 26th September 2019:
There are 6 days until Friendly League Fixture Home to Great Harwood. Warm-up 7:00pm

Sunday, 29th September 2019:
There are 9 days until Creil Swimming Tournament

Thursday, 3rd October 2019:
There are 13 days until next Swimming Club Trials for entry to Swimming Club.

Monday, 7th October 2019:
There are 17 days until Sponsored Swim (One Lane).

Wednesday, 9th October 2019:
There are 19 days until Annual General Meeting. Crown Hotel, 7:30pm

Thursday, 10th October 2019:
There are 20 days until Sponsored Swim (Whole Pool).

Monday, 21st October 2019:
There are 31 days until Friendly League Fixture Away at Great Harwood. Mercer Hall Leisure Centre

Monday, 11th November 2019:
There are 52 days until Betty Petty Style Trophy

Thursday, 14th November 2019:
There are 55 days until Betty Petty Style Trophy

Monday, 18th November 2019:
There are 59 days until 1st Championship Gala